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Old 04-04-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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First time at campground

So this will be my first time at a camp ground. I've tent camped in the woods and at the track since I was 4. 2 years ago I bought my toyhauler, and have camped many times with it at the track and in the woods. But this is first time at campgrounds.

What can I expect?

I'm very familiar with hooking up the electric and water, etc

But not familiar with the campground life.

This is a state park in Ohio. Lake hope campground. Camping there as other than a hotel it's the closest to the dual sport I am attending. Now there is no water, I'm fine with that. There are electric and non electric sites and that is it. I reserved an electric site as it was 4 bucks more.

I will be arriving at 8 at night, now most campers will be riding.


Any tips, what I should expect, etc

Would be much appreciated
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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State parks usually have their rules posted. Follow and you will be just fine. We camp mostly at state and national parks ! If the campground has a host, say hello and they will answer any questions.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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One thing I forgot. It says all sites with electric have 50 am service. Will they also have a 30 am plug? Or will I need an adapter. When I called it was a general call center for reservations
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Some do, some don't, you may stop by your local walmart and pick up an adapter in their camping section !
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:35 PM   #5
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You can also call the park and ask about the 30 amp plug. Also, allot of parks have water access / fill up location(s) to fill your tanks if needed.

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If that's what it says then yes; you will need an adapter.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:43 PM   #7
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It is always good to have an adapter just in case. If you arrive after dark, turn headlights off and leave just parking lights on so you don't irritate other campers. Campgrounds are mostly about respecting each other so don't blare music, let's dogs bark constantly, leave outside lights on overnight etc. Obey the campground rules. Try not to take forever at the dump stAtion with tank flushes etc if there us a line behind you.

I don't know about in OH but in NC state park campgrounds lock their gates at dusk.
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If that's what it says then yes; you will need an adapter.
I run 30 amp. So, I always carry a 50 to 30 dog bone connector. I have found that my electrical protection/warning device will alert to a troubled 30 amp and I then have the option to use the available 50 on the same pole if it is ok.

Seems the 30's get the most use and wear/tear. Better to be prepared than have to move to another site.

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I agree with the good feedback that has been provided. Noise can carry over from one site to another especially if the sites are pretty close together. I hate to say this but it also common for other campers to cut across someone else's site as a shortcut which can drive many of us crazy. Try not to sweat the small stuff - just get out and enjoy your camping.
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It is always good to have an adapter just in case. If you arrive after dark, turn headlights off and leave just parking lights on so you don't irritate other campers. Campgrounds are mostly about respecting each other so don't blare music, let's dogs bark constantly, leave outside lights on overnight etc. Obey the campground rules. Try not to take forever at the dump stAtion with tank flushes etc if there us a line behind you.

I don't know about in OH but in NC state park campgrounds lock their gates at dusk.
X2, the biggest thing is to respect your neighbors.
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